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Jeffrey W. Herrmann's research, service, and teaching activities have established him as a leader in the following areas: (1) developing novel mathematical models to improve public health preparedness, (2) describing and modeling engineering design decision-making processes, and (3) using risk-based techniques to improve path planning for autonomous systems.

Professor Herrmann has published over 100 journal papers and refereed conference papers and fifteen book chapters, co-authored an engineering design textbook, edited two handbooks, authored a textbook on engineering decision making and risk management, and written a book on metareasoning for robots.

Before joining the Catholic University of America, Professor Herrmann taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he had a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research.  In 2016, his textbook Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management won the IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year award. He is a member of the Society of Catholic Scientists, IISE, ASME, and the Design Society.